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Drew Brees Hints He May Be Coming Out Of Retirement


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Drew Brees hinted at a possible NFL comeback amid reports that he's done at NBC Sports after just one season.

“Despite speculation from media about my future this fall, I’m currently undecided,” Brees shared on his verified Twitter account Sunday (May 15). “I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids or all of the above. I’ll let you know.” 

Additionally, Brees shared an Instagram post on Sunday teasing a potential NFL comeback after his former team, the New Orleans Saints, had recently signed Louisiana natives and former LSU stars Jarvis Landry and Tyrann Mathieu.

"Man..signing @juice_landry and @mathieu_eramakes me want to come back and play again!!! Great additions…leaders and players!"

Brees' initial tweet came hours after Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that the former Super Bowl MVP would not return to NBC as a studio and game analyst, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Brees announced his decision to join the NBC Sports team during an exclusive interview on the TODAY Show in March.

"I'm part of the team now, a new team," Brees said. "I'm excited about that journey. I'm excited to stay very closely connected with the game of football, it's been such an important part of my life. I continue to be able to talk about it, show a passion for it, and be able to bring my kids along for the ride there as well, and let them be part of those special moments."

Brees announced his retirement in March 2021 after 20 NFL seasons, including 15 with the Saints, leading the franchise to its only Super Bowl victory in 2009 and rallying the city in its post-Hurricane Katrina revival. The former second-round draft pick finishes his playing career as the NFL's all-time leader in career passing yards (80,358) and ranks second in touchdown passes (571) and completion percentage (67.7%.)

Brees' former backup, Jameis Winston, re-signed a two-year, $28 million contract with $21 million in guarantees this offseason, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported at the time of the deal.

Winston's first season as the Saints' primary starting quarterback was derailed by injuries, having experienced a torn ACL -- as well as MCL damage -- during New Orleans' 36-27 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8.